Tamsulosin for Large Distal Ureteral Stones

Medical expulsive therapy (MET) with the alpha blocker tamsulosin improves passage of large distal ureteral stones, researchers in China concluded.

Calciphylaxis Tied to Hypercoagulable Conditions

Lupus anticoagulant and combined thrombophilia are risk factors for the development of calciphylaxis among patients with late-stage chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to a new study.

Outpatient Transperineal Biopsy

Prostate cancer (PCa) is the most common non-cutaneous malignancy in men, with more than 161,000 new cases expected to be diagnosed in the United States alone for 2017.

Biennial Biopsies for PCa Active Surveillance

Biennial prostate biopsies appear to be an acceptable alternative to annual biopsies for men on active surveillance (AS) for low-risk prostate cancer (PCa), investigators concluded.

Cytoreductive Nephrectomy Improves mRCC Survival

Initial cytoreductive nephrectomy (CN) is associated with improved overall survival compared with initial systemic therapy among patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC), according to a new study.

High ESA and Iron Dose Outcomes

High doses of an erythropoiesis-stimulating agent (ESA) and iron are associated with significantly higher risks.

Metformin Ups Survival in Diabetic CKD ...

Initiation of metformin rather than a sulfonylurea as treatment for type 2 diabetes among patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with decreased mortality risk, a study found.

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